octameter

[ok-tam-i-ter]Prosody
noun
  1. Also octometer. an octameter verse.

Origin of octameter

1840–50; < Late Latin < Greek oktámetros (adj.), equivalent to okta- octa- + métr(on) -meter + -os adj. suffix
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octameter

noun
  1. prosody a verse line consisting of eight metrical feet
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